http://intentionalwarriors.com/2013/09/04/the-brokenness-of-porn/

By , September 4, 2013

One of the powerful and massive deceptions foisted upon us by the porn industry is the idea that the people — the majority of whom are women — who offer themselves sexually for our lustful pleasure are individuals whom we should desire.

In other words, pornography producers present to us bodies and tell us that they are what we ought to want.  They are worthy of our adoration and our affection, we are told. When Jenna Jameson wrote a book about how to make love like a porn star, the assumption was that we all want to make love like porn stars.

But anyone who has watched porn and has learned anything about the industry knows that the kind of sex, as well as the quality of it, that occurs on porn sets is not something you would actually want in real life. Even Jenna Jameson admits to the gross nature of many of the things that she did on set.

In the case of pornography, there is a massive game of smoke and mirrors.

More than that, pornography exploits the vulnerability of sexuality and capitalizes on the brokenness of the performers to do it.

Healthy sexuality is safe because in the context of a loving and mutual monogamous marriage relationship a man and a woman who have made a commitment to one another can explore the beauty God created in the naked bodies of both male and female.

All of us are broken; we live in a fallen world. We have misplaced desires; we have insecurities; we have broken relational patterns; and we often damage other people unwittingly.

But in pornography the brokenness carries an extra weight or significance. A person who offers himself or herself as an object of sexual lust, particularly as an object of lust for strangers, is being exploited in his or her brokenness. Others are profiting from it also.

And the individual who actually willingly choses to present himself or herself as a sexual object, and longs to be craved sexually, is a sad person. A person to be pitied. A person who needs others to help them deal with the pain in their lives which drives them to make unhealthy sexual choices.

While the world tells us such people are “hot” and should be emulated as well as lusted after, the truth is they aren’t.

But in our brokenness we consume pornography because the lie of it soothes our own pain and sadness.

The answer to the brokenness of porn is the wholeness of Jesus.

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